The essential text for students of Iranian literature through the ages.
This series was first published in 1902-06 by Unwin and later reprinted by Cambridge University Press in 1956-1959. Some of these PDFs were scanned by archive.org
in 2011, where they can be downloaded in other formats (see archive
); others were scanned by Duane Troxel in the 1990s. The text versions below are not edited or proofread; they are simply text extracted from the PDFs.
For the Babi/Bahá'í period, see Volume 4.
Literary History of Persia:
London: T. F. Unwin, 1902